Bavarian-style Souvlaki


Bavarian-style Souvlaki

Bavarian Grilled Pork Skewers with Mustard Sauce

In Bavarian cuisine, hearty and flavorful dishes are highly valued. This Bavarian-style Souvlaki recipe combines the traditional Greek flavors of marinated grilled pork skewers with a Bavarian twist. The succulent pork is complemented by a tangy mustard sauce, creating a delightful fusion of Mediterranean and Bavarian influences.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10-12 minutes

25-27 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, Keto-friendly, Gluten-free, Dairy-free


Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescatarian, Kosher, Halal


While the original Greek Souvlaki is typically made with lamb or chicken, this Bavarian adaptation uses pork as the main protein. Additionally, the traditional Greek marinade is enhanced with Bavarian spices and herbs to infuse the pork with rich flavors. The accompanying mustard sauce adds a distinct Bavarian touch to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Souvlaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 300 kcal / 1255 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 15g, 4g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 2g, 0g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Salt: 0.8g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, paprika, ground cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. 2.
    Add the pork cubes to the marinade and toss until well coated. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for more intense flavors.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated pork cubes onto the soaked wooden skewers.
  5. 5.
    Grill the skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pork is cooked through and slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Bavarian-style Souvlaki with the mustard sauce on the side.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pork loin — Choose lean cuts of pork loin for a healthier option. Trim any excess fat before marinating.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soaking the wooden skewers in water prevents them from burning on the grill.
  • For added Bavarian flavor, sprinkle some caraway seeds on the pork before grilling.
  • Serve the Bavarian-style Souvlaki with a side of sauerkraut for an authentic Bavarian touch.

Serving advice

Serve the Bavarian-style Souvlaki hot off the grill, accompanied by a generous portion of mustard sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of color.

Presentation advice

Arrange the grilled pork skewers on a platter, placing a small bowl of mustard sauce in the center. Add a sprig of fresh herbs, such as thyme or rosemary, for an elegant touch.